What Does An Electrician Do?
The electrical contracting industry covers a wide range of services to the community which include design, installation, alternation and maintenance carried out in the following areas:
- Installation of electrical equipment
- Switchboard maintenance
- Installation of electrical wiring systems
- Testing and connection of electrical installations
- Diagnosing and repair of faults in electrical equipment
- Responding to breakdown of electrical equipment
This is a 4 year apprenticeship.
Trade Apprentices Benefits
PEER VEET Apprentices gain broad industry experience, train in state-of-the-art facilities, have job security and flexibility, great pay and career opportunities throughout the Building and Construction Industries in South Australia.
Through an electrical trade you will be part of one of the most dynamic and technically advanced trades around. The electrical industry is at the cutting edge of technology—technology that is always changing to meet the future demands of the industry.
An electrical trade is your ticket to working with the latest in computer technology, software, control systems, building automation, audiovisual technology and electronic components and appliances.
Not only is technology in the electrical industry changing, but the type of work you do and where you do it can also be different from day-to-day.
Electricians are currently among the highest paid trades people. Many Electricians who run their own business earn more money than Business Executives and University Graduates.
From the very first day of your Apprenticeship you will earn a wage, which increases each year until you are qualified.
Once you finish an Electrical Apprenticeship there’s no limit to where your career can go. You may end up managing projects and teams of people, doing further study in management or business or using your trade as the basis for University or further education. Once you are qualified as an Electrician you can work anywhere in South Australia.
You need to be technically minded, interested in how things work and willing to explore and understand the mechanics of the things around you. You also need to be physically fit, have good math skills and normal colour vision. If you think you’ve got what it takes to work in the electrical industry then you’ll be part of a trade that prides itself on quality.
PEER VEET is the largest employer of Electrical Apprentices in the Building and Construction Industry in South Australia and has been operating since 1986, so we know the industry.
We can place you into a wide range of work sites to give you the best training and experience possible and also give you supplementary training and assistance with your Apprenticeship from your first year until you finish.
PEER VEET assists you with toolbox and tools, equipment, safety gear, uniforms and everything you need to start your career in the electrical industry.
PEER VEET monitors all your training, both on and off the job, to make sure you learn everything you need to know. All our Apprentices are also supported and mentored by our dedicated Recruitment and Training Coordinators.
Certificate III Electrotechnology Electrician – Managing Apprentice Progression
The Energise Oz - Managing Apprentice Progression (MAP) pilot is currently being trialled throughout Australia and is focused on a new ‘competency’ based approach which recognises students as individuals.
Find out more about MAP